Uganda is a landlocked country situated on the equator, rich in biodiversity and varied in landscapes. It is a country of amazing topographical contrasts - from open savannah and dense forest through to tall, misty mountains.
The western part of the Great Rift Valley runs through western Uganda, with Lakes Albert and Edward forming the drainage of the great Nile River. These stunning lakes in Uganda are home to an amazing variety of fauna and flora. In Uganda, there are a remarkable amount of recorded bird species, with over 1000 and a further 338 recorded mammals. Uganda's protected areas and national reserves are also home to a superb array of tree species and breathtaking scenery.
The most famous of the species found in Uganda are the Mountain Gorillas, now carefully protected in the Uganda’s dense forests, in Bwindi National Park in south-west Uganda and Mgahinga National Park. A unique and beautiful species, there are only around 800 Mountain Gorillas left, in which a trip to Uganda provides the chance of a once-in-a-lifetime sighting. Stay in one of our luxurious lodges on the edge of Bwindi National Park for stunning views across the forest canopy, and the chance to see these beautiful mountain gorillas, and many others animals, in their natural habitat.